Just because gas prices have dropped doesn’t mean Ohio should build more highways. Recently, 700 Sierra Club members commented on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) 2014 Statewide Transit Needs Study. Now we have the opportunity to weigh in on the specific projects that ODOT will fund in 2015-2018.
We hope you can join the Sierra Club for our annual Chapter Retreat. As one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations in the state, this is the time each year where we celebrate our victories, renew our spirits, and make our plans the year ahead. All are welcome, and meals will be provided for members who register.
Ohio is enriched by its vast water resources, flowing from Lake Erie all the way to the Ohio River. The health and condition of Ohio’s waterways impact our quality of life, as we rely on them for safe drinking water, wildlife habitat, consumable fish, recreation, and shipping. Challenges stem from polluting industries, agricultural and stormwater runoff, urban development, sewer overflows, and more. The campaign advocates for solutions to prevent waterway pollution – working locally to protect our rivers, streams, tributaries, and wetlands across the state. Lake Erie protection is also critical for Ohio and includes efforts by both the Sierra Club Western Lake Erie and Northeast Ohio local groups.
- Earth Month
- Fellowship Program
- Ohio Water Sentinel Program
- Stewardship Program
- Clean Water Calendar
Clean Water - Latest News
November 30th, 2011
In Youngstown Ohio, on Saturday Nov. 26, the Ohio Clean Water Campaign trained local citizens to become water sentinels. Water sentinels work together to share data, information, and protect our water at the source. Check out the excellent story about how citizen scientist are raising fracking awareness. Read More
It is hard to believe that in 2011, Ohio is still considering permitting strip mining for coal in environmentally sensitive areas. Yet the proposed 347 acre Joy Hollow strip mine would endanger the high quality Federal Creek Watershed by requiring the relocation of 5.5 miles of streams and destruction of 6 acres of wetlands.
September 13th, 2011
For the most part, the stars lined up for Lake Erie this summer when compared to 2010. The bad news is the combined sewer overflows from the Detroit wastewater plant coming into Lake Erie are amongst the worst ever with 28 billion gallons (1 billion of this is untreated raw sewage) dumped into Lake Erie from January 1 thru August 5, 2011. Read More
August 31st, 2011
Ohio’s drinking water is at risk!
In 2005, the Bush/Cheney administration created the Halliburton Loophole which exempted natural gas companies from the Safe Drinking Water Act. Thus they are not required to disclose the chemicals used in horizontal slick water fracturing a.k.a. fracking.
June 8th, 2011
Every time it rains our health is threatened by stormwater runoff. In Franklin County storm water sewers discharge human waste year round without providing warning to the public, putting the health of City of Columbus and Franklin County residents in jeopardy. Read More